Better Call Saul broke just fine, thank you.
AMC’s Breaking Bad prequel spinoff on Sunday night drew 4.4 million viewers in the coveted 18-49 demo, making it the highest-rated series launch in cable history. Saul also set a cable-TV record with 4 million viewers in the 25-54 demo.
In total audience, Better Call Saul delivered 6.9 million viewers, while TVLine readers gave the first episode an average grade of “B+.” The series makes its regular time slot premiere tonight at 10/9c.
Opening AMC’s night, The Walking Dead drew 15.6 million total viewers, with 10.1 mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot — up from its winter finale (14.8 mil, 9.6 mil) and on par with its year-ago midseason opener.
In 18-49, TWD nipped at the heels of last week’s aprés-Super Bowl episode of The Blacklist, which landed 10.7 million in the demo.
Talking Dead‘s midseason premiere led out of Saul with 2.8 million total viewers, and 1.9 mil in the 18-49 demo.